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involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
>> tonight on c-span, reaction on the gun debate from senate democrats and president obama. today the senate held a series of votes on gun legislation. there is a measure that would have expanded background check for all gun sales. it failed to get the needed 60 votes. several democrats talk about that boat shortly after it ote shortly after it happened. we will hear from harry reid. >> last week when we began debate on this bill, i indicated
to bring it up again for a vote. president obama put the blame squarely at the feet of senate republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national security issue, by tying it to the fbi's most-wanted terrorist. >> our gun laws are so outdated and so out of whack that even this person who wants to do damage and harm to every american, even this american has figured out how to exploit them to arm themselves and people like him in our country. >> michael: connecticut senator chris murphy saw the result coming from a mile away. last night he tweeted . . . murphy of course represents newtown. in the 241 days since the slaughter of 20 school children and six educators, at least 3,482 amer
of the gun- control debate, there were given little chance of passing. andbig hopes for obama senator schumer and members of the democratic leadership, expanded background checks, called the sweet spot of any gun-control deal, but coming to the floor today. every reed does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's going the dice. he's putting it host: on the floor 4:00 p.m. on c-span2, for our viewers interested in watching the vote. a series of nine votes. which senators are they targeting for votes? unfortunately, the pool of targets is really shrinking. there were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill. there was a republican filibuster of the gun violence legislation. a number of republicans defected. those were the guys on the target list. there were targeted by manchin also merits against -- also by mayors. saxby chambliss of georgia as well. yesterdayr came out to say he would vote against the bill -- against the amendment, rather. bob corker of tennessee was another person on the target list. he also came out against it. , thee democratic side targe
to be contained in receipters sent to president obama and a republican senator did test positive as ricin. further tests are being done. it's a poison sometimes lumped in with other agents and it can be deadly. abc news reporter with more now from washington, d.c.. >> in malmaryland letter was suspicious substances were discovered tlrk news comes that a letter to be delivered to the white house tested positive for ricin. >> any time a suspicious powder is located it's tested at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> positive results came from tests in the field. all leters being tested again in a laboratory to get another result. in a statement fbi says the investigation into these leters remains ongoing and more leters stay mai still be received. there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. sources say they're postmarked out of memphis, tennessee dated april 8. a source says the mess message reads to be wrong and not expose it is to be a silent partner to its continuance, i am kc ask a prove this message. >> boy like to congratulate for this thre
, united states senator, electing barack obama, united states senate, and eventually electing barack obama, president of the united states of america. always more than a radio, it belonged to the community, was the heart of the community. so i congratulate melody spann cooper and all of those who made wvon what it is today. the voice of the nation. i thank you, mr. speaker, and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today. and in the senate at this hour, work continues on gun control legislation. they will take a series of amendment votes beginning at 4:00 p.m. eastern. the first one on the manchin-toomey amendment, dealing with expanding background checks for those seeking to purchase a gun. the a.p. writing this morning that bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the senate approaches a long-awaited approach on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. that's from the associated press. and senator manchin said on nbc, we will not get the votes today
as a finger point at the obama administration. it was answered by california senator dianne feinstein who said in effect, wait a minute, there have been lots and lots and lots of terror plots since 9/11 thwarted by federal officials. this is not the rule, whatever happened at boston. point two, gun control suddenly will lurch to the forefront here in washington, pushing boston at least in this town off of front runner. the big vote on the post newtown gun control measure due, and this is a surprise, tomorrow. from the capital, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be watching that closely as well, thank you, steve. >>> today we learned more about the makeup of the bombs used in the attacks in botch. they're called pressurer cooker bombs. explosive material that's packed inside a pressure cooker and then set off. inside the bombs were nails, bb bullets, ball bearings and shards of metal that were spewed into the crowds when they exploded. this type of bomb is seen in afghanistan, india and pakistan. an al qaeda magazine recently published instructions on how to make one. investigato
control debate, they were iven little chance of passing. so the big hope for obama and senator schumer, a member of the democratic leadership, who called expanded background checks the sweet spot of any sort of gun control deal, that's coming to the floor today and reid does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's rolling the ice. host: a series of nine votes. who and which senators are they targeting for votes at this point? guest: unfortunately for them the pool of targets is shrinking. they were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill, there was a republican filibuster for gun violence legislation, and a number of republicans defected and those were the guys on the target list. they were targeted by not only mafrpbl and toomey but outside groups like mayors against illegal guns and one by one they've come out against the proposal. we're talking about senators and eff flake of arizona others. dean heller of nevada was someone who was on the target list. and who just yesterday came out to say he would vote against he bill. bob corker also came out
to the senate and a suspicious letter sent to president obama. >> reporter: we're live at san jose international airport where construction of a new terminal is expected to begin soon. we'll tell you what that has to do with google. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> welcome back. a family in hayward who lived in this house, escaped an early- morning house fire just an hour ago. the fire engulfed the family car and then spread to the garage. the man who was already upper why i getting ready -- up getting ready for work was able to get his family out of the house. >>> the u.s. senate scheduled to vote on new legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers. we don't know if supporters of the bill have the 60
was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to introducti
the biggest chaungs to gun laws in 20 years. president obama called for this after the sandy hook school shootings. senators expected to vote on the bipartisan legislation which would expand background checks for gun buyers it could be doomed, they may not have enough votes on legislation. >>> britain says farewell to margaret thatcher, more than 2,000 mourners followed the military procession through the streets of lndandon. mark phillips joins us live from london. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. this was going to be a tense and controversial affair before boston. and concerns have ratcheted up even more because of boston. margaret thatcher was given a funeral with full military honors. her casket carried on a gun carriage to the cathedral. there were great concerns about security. the route lined with service personnel for ceremonial reasons and for reasons of security. there were 4,000 police -- extra police on duty because of it. and this was the first major state affair since boston. it attracted notable personalities and vips from around the world.
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